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Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

Job type
Teaching faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Computation
Applied Mathematics
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. This is a 12-month academic appointment for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.  

Duties include teaching three computational or data science courses per year, supervising and advising master’s student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by the IACS. 

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field (physical science or social science with a focus on computational methods) by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates with programming skills in some programming language and a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Teaching experience in parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, and computational simulation and modeling is preferred.

How to Apply

Required documents include: a cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a current CV; and course evaluations for all recently taught courses. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Applicants can apply using this link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9799.

 We encourage candidates to apply by November 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS)

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) solicits applications for postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. CRCS provides postdoctoral fellows with an annual salary plus travel and research funding to allow them to engage in independent research. Fellows spend up to two years at CRCS. We seek researchers who are enthusiastic about interacting with computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines and who have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. 

Areas of specific research interest for the 2021-2022 academic year include computing for  public health and conservation. Research in this arena may involve, among a myriad of other possibilities, computational methods to detect and prevent disease or to model disease dynamics, computational methods to spread health information, computational methods for  protecting endangered wildlife, fisheries, and forests, use of satellite imagery in service of conservation or public health goals, and many others. Other topics that continue to remain of interest to CRCS include social computing; economics and computation; and ethics and fairness in the application of technological innovation to societal problems. 

Many of these topics involve interdisciplinary collaboration. To that end, CRCS researchers have collaborated in interdisciplinary work with other centers at Harvard, including the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Harvard Chan India Research Center. 

The ideal CRCS researcher will have a technical background in an area related to computer science and a desire to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. CRCS is a highly collaborative environment, and we expect fellows to engage with researchers both inside and outside of computer science. 

CRCS offers postdoctoral fellows numerous opportunities to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the CRCS lunch seminar series, professional development panels, informal CRCS lunches, and other research group meetings.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are particularly interested in attracting women and underrepresented groups to participate in CRCS.

For further information about the Center and its activities, see https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A cover letter addressing what you hope to gain from your time at CRCS and listing up to three faculty members with whom you would like to work
  • A CV
  • A roughly 3 page research statement
  • At most, three research papers
  • Three letters of reference

References for postdoctoral fellows should send their letters directly to lbanks@seas.harvard.edu.

The application deadline is December 1st, 2020

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED PHYSICS

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Application deadline
Area of study
Applied Physics
Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor David Weitz and Professor Sharad Ramanathan on 3D neuronal organoidsA PhD and prior postdoctoral and industrial experience are required.  Expertise in biomaterials, microfluidics and CRISPR gene editing are essential.

The successful candidate will work as part of team performing research to support the project.  Additional responsibilities include preparation of publications and reports, mentoring of graduate students, and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

 

How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to mzahnzinger@seas.harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Research Associate Position".

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN ELASTOMER DEVICES

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Physics
Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Description

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN ELASTOMER DEVICES

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor David Clarke on elastomer-based devices, including actuators, haptics, soft robots and tunable windows. A PhD or equivalent in applied physics, polymer physics, mechanical engineering or a related area is required.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in the design of experiments, should be comfortable with a wide variety of materials and, also, be able to conduct experiments independently. A background in designing and analyzing mechanical systems is desirable.

The successful candidate will carry out both experimental and modeling research related to novel elastomer devices and their characterization. Responsibilities include preparation of publications in high impact journals and reports, mentoring of graduate students and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

 

How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to: jsalant@harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Elastomer Devices Fellow".

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN THERMAL BARRIER COATINGS

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Physics
Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor David Clarke on oxide materials for high-temperature thermal barrier coatings and related materials. A PhD or equivalent in applied physics, thermal transport, mechanical engineering or a related area is required.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in the design of experiments, should be comfortable with a wide variety of materials and, also, be able to conduct experiments independently. A background in radiative transport and scattering would be desirable.

The successful candidate will carry out both experimental and modeling research related to novel high-temperature thermal protection systems and their thermal as well as microstructural characterization. Responsibilities include preparation of publications in high impact journals and reports, mentoring of graduate students and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to: jsalant@harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Thermal Protection Fellow".

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher for OpenDP

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The OpenDP project (opendp.io) seeks to hire 1-2 scientists to work with faculty directors Gary King and Salil Vadhan and the OpenDP Community to formulate and advance the scientific goals of OpenDP and solve research problems that are needed for its success.  Candidates should have a graduate-level degree (preferably a PhD), familiarity with differential privacy, and one or both of the following:

                • Experience with implementing software for data science, privacy, and/or security, and an interest in working with software engineers to develop the OpenDP codebase.

                • Experience with applied statistics, and an interest in working with domain scientists to apply OpenDP software to data-sharing problems in their field. (In particular, we are looking for a researcher to engage on an immediate project on Covid-19 and mobility and epidemiology. See https://crisisready.netlify.app/jobs/hdsifellow/ for more details.)

The successful candidate(s) will be hired into a Harvard research appointment appropriate to their education and experience, with possibilities including Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, Research Scientist, and Senior Research Scientist.  They will be free to spend 50% of their time on independent research projects of their choosing.

OpenDP is dedicated to building a  diverse community that is welcoming for everyone, regardless of disability, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  In particular, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for our open positions.

How to Apply

A complete application should include:
a) A cover letter
b) A curriculum vitae
c) A two-to-four page statement of purpose, discussing both past accomplishments and current and future areas of interest
d) Links to at most three research papers or software products
e) Letters from two to three references
Applicants should email items (a)-(d) to privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu using “OpenDP Scientific Staff" as the title of the email and have their references email the letters to privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting September 15, until the positions are filled, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

Professor Stratos Idreos solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Harvard Computer Science, starting between October 1st 2020 and January 1st 2021. We are interested in researchers focused on data systems or related fields. Topics of interest include optimizing key-value systems and cloud services, such as optimizing internal modules for key-value systems, estimating the costs in the cloud, as well as designing smart system-tuning mechanisms. Examples of our group’s past work on this topic are here:  http://daslab.seas.harvard.edu/ and some of our recent work on key-value systems include https://stratos.seas.harvard.edu/files/stratos/files/rosetta.pdf and https://stratos.seas.harvard.edu/files/stratos/files/wackyandthebush.pdf.

This postdoctoral position will be affiliated with the data systems laboratory @ Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DASlab@Harvard SEAS).

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

(a) Applicant’s curriculum vitae

(b) A pointer to a web page that lists the applicant’s research papers and research interests

(c) The name, affiliation, and email address of three letter writers.

Applicants should get all items emailed to Stratos Idreos (stratos@seas.harvard.edu)

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by September 1st for full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline as long as the position is not filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Openings in Computer Science

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

Professor Milind Tambe solicits applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Harvard Computer Science starting September 2020.

We are particularly interested in researchers focused on multiagent systems including but not limited to computational game theory, social networks, agent-based modeling and simulation, reinforcement learning and others. Applications of this research and area of interest in this call include public health, conservation, cybersecurity and related topics.  Example of our group's past work on this topic are here:  https://teamcore.seas.harvard.edu/

This postdoctoral position will be affiliated with the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Application Procedure and Deadline

A complete application will include:

(a) Applicant's curriculum vitae

(b) A link to a web page that lists the applicant's research papers and research interests

(c) Three letters of reference; please ask the letter writers to directly email the references.

Applicants should get all items emailed to Milind Tambe (milind_tambe@harvard.edu). Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by August 15 for full consideration.

Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline until the positions are filled.

 

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics and AI

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard EconCS group and Professor David Parkes solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position for Fall 2020, and the continuing 2021-22 academic year.

The postdoc will work under the supervision of Prof. David Parkes to pursue a research project on the use of AI techniques, specifically imitation learning and deep reinforcement learning, for economic design. The postdoc will be provided with a competitive salary plus additional funds to support research and travel.

The ideal researcher will have a technical background in an area related to computer science and economics, especially applied machine learning, and a passion to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. Experience with economic theory is desirable but not required.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

(a) A cover letter
(b) A CV
(c) A 2-4 page research statement
(d) At most three research papers
(e) 2-3 letters of reference

Applicants should email items (a)-(d) as a single PDF file to Ms. Ann Marie King (aking@seas.harvard.edu) using "EconCS postdoc application” as the title of the email. References should send their letters directly to Ms. Ann Marie King aking@seas.harvard.edu.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by September 25, 2020 for full consideration. We’ll continue accepting applications after this deadline if the position is not filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

Professor Milind Tambe solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Harvard Computer Science, starting September 2020 (or sooner). Topics of interest include AI for public health, including addressing current challenges in applying AI to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We are interested in researchers in particular in researchers focused in machine learning, multiagent systems, agent-based modeling and simulation, social networks, and other topics with an emphasis of these applications towards public health challenges. Example of our group's past work on this topic are here:  https://teamcore.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-work and some of our recent work on agent-modeling for COVID-19 is described here:    https://teamcore.seas.harvard.edu/covid-19  

This postdoctoral position will be affiliated with the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
 


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Milind Tambe

How to Apply

Application Procedure and Deadline

A complete application will include:

(a) Applicant's curriculum vitae

(b) A pointer to a web page that lists the applicant's research papers and research interests

(c) Three letters of reference; please ask the letter writers to directly email the references

Applicants should get all items emailed to Milind Tambe (milind_tambe@harvard.edu).

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by June 1 for full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline as long as the position is not filled.

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